The injury occurred after Hays ran out a double in Boston.
Hays is 2-for-10 with a double, two RBIs and four strikeouts. He’s on the bench tonight as the Orioles begin a two-game series against the Marlins in Miami.
Outfielder Ryan McKenna was optioned to the alternate training site in Bowie.
Ryan Mountcastle joins Hays on the bench with no designated hitter this season in National League ballparks.
Chance Sisco is catching again.
Matt Harvey has made 11 starts against the Marlins and registered a 4.31 ERA and 1.345 WHIP in 64 2/3 innings. He’s walked only nine batters (one intentional) and surrendered two home runs.
The Marlins are starting right-hander Nick Neidert, the Mariners’ second-round pick in 2015 who was acquired in a trade two years later. He’s made six appearances in the majors over the past two years and posted a 4.67 ERA and 1.673 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings.
Neidert made four relief appearances last summer, and he’s in the rotation this month. He’s started twice and allowed four runs and eight hits with nine walks in nine innings.
Left-handed hitters are 10-for-25 (.400) with three doubles and seven walks against Neidert in his career. Right-handers are 8-for-38 (.211) with two doubles and two home runs.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m.
For the Orioles
Cedric Mullins CF
Anthony Santander RF
DJ Stewart LF
Trey Mancini 1B
Maikel Franco 3B
Rio Ruiz 2B
Freddy Galvis SS
Chance Sisco C
Matt Harvey RHP
For the Marlins
Corey Dickerson LF
Miguel Rojas SS
Jesús Aguilar 1B
Adam Duvall RF
Brian Anderson 3B
Jazz Chisholm Jr. 2B
Jorge Alfaro C
Lewis Brinson CF
Nick Neidert RHP